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bigdub_diesel
02-20-2006, 04:14 PM
im wanna get 2 type r's and port them. im planning on building my own box, but im wondering what to tune it to. Im not really concerned with it getting that low, i want to tune it so it is as loud as possible. Any suggestions?

bamaboy
02-20-2006, 04:16 PM
50hz

bigdub_diesel
02-20-2006, 04:21 PM
that high, i thought in the 40's, but you say 50 will be the loudest?

Lakota
02-20-2006, 05:30 PM
Tuning lower will be louder to the ear, higher will be louder to the mic.

PV Audio
02-20-2006, 08:11 PM
Tune it to 35. The only reason that you want it to be tuned higher is if you're in it for the numbers. If you want it to be more visceral bass (the feeling and the destruction of the car), then lower tuning will seem louder to YOU.

bigdub_diesel
02-20-2006, 08:12 PM
well, im looking for ear loud, any suggestions?

bigdub_diesel
02-20-2006, 08:13 PM
never mind, but what do u mean, car destruction?

PV Audio
02-20-2006, 08:14 PM
Also another reason why you don't want to tune high. If you do want to show off the lows (which you undoubtedly will), and you put a 25-30hz tone through a box tuned at 50 hz, that sucker will have some intense overexcursion aka reaching xmech aka distortion because the box can no longer damp the cone and keep it controlled; which ultimately results in destroying the speaker.

nVRuckus
02-20-2006, 08:14 PM
32Hz

Mynameismcgyver
02-20-2006, 08:14 PM
Like the bass shaking ****.

PV Audio
02-20-2006, 08:15 PM
never mind, but what do u mean, car destruction?
Car destruction only means that the bass seems louder because it makes things in the car shake and vibrate (mirrors, doors, tires :D ).

PV Audio
02-20-2006, 08:15 PM
Mcgyver got it :)